KAMPALA – Victoria University has on Wednesday, November 25 sworn 14 new council members and their areas of specialisation.
The sworn-in members include;
Mr Joram Kahenano as Chairperson Specialized in Leadership
Mr Joseph Biribonwa Vice-Chairperson Specialized for Governance
Dr. Chirag Kotecha member specialized in Health
Mr Andrew Mwenda Member Specialized in Public and Journalism
Mr James Kalebo member and Specialist IN education
Dr. Mary Kanyiginya Member Specialized in Human Resources
Mr Sameer Thakar Member Specialized in FINANCE
Dr. Kabonesa Consolate Member Specialized in Gender/ Senate
Semambo Rashid a Member Specialized in Legal
- Lawrence Muganga a member Specialized in Education
H.E. Mark Serebe Member as Guild President Victoria University
Walakira John Bosyco as member Specialized as Victoria University staff representative
Katusabe Semwezi as Member.
These were Sworn in by Her Worship Agnes Nkonge.
Earlier in August this year, Victoria University slashed tuition fees by a half for both joining and continuing students, in a gesture by management to enable learners to study for as low as UGX1 million.
City Mogul Mr Sudhir Ruparelia who owns the university said the revised tuition policy would stretch and benefit learners for the next three years.
“So as an institution, we decided to look into seeing how we can support the community by reducing the fees by half. This pandemic is not only today but here for the next two [or] three years. I don’t see us raising our prices for the next two or three years,” he said.
Sudhir added that the new fees structure would remain stable and it would be reviewed in consultation with the student body, the council and the market.
The university was opened in August 2010 and has the capacity, the facilities and determination to revitalize higher education in Uganda and in the region. It is committed to playing a leading role in bringing and developing high quality, student-centered learning opportunities based on standards of excellence that are unique, innovative and difficult to match.
The university is centrally located in the heart of Kampala City and on the main public transportation routes coupled with ample parking space.